It is said that natives of Cologne who are living elsewhere always feel homesick, and visitors to this beautiful city will soon understand why. Germany’s oldest metropolis, which, of course, gave its name to the Eau de Cologne, offers a mix of magnificent and romantic churches, cutting-edge modern architecture, busy shopping streets and world-famous museums. There is much to do and see in Cologne, and with all the frequent flights and transportation options, getting here has never been easier.

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Cologne Zoo

Cologne Zoo houses more than 750 different species from all over the world, making it a popular excursion destination for families and animal lovers. Some of the animals you can see here are hippos, elephants, penguins, flamingos, baboons and sea lions. If you arrive at the right time, you can also watch the animals being fed.

Riehler Str. 173, Cologne
Cologne Cathedral

Work on the Cologne Cathedral began in 1248 and it was the largest building project undertaken in the Middle Ages. A large, spacious church was needed to accommodate the influx of pilgrims who came to visit one of the most important shrines in the Catholic Church holding the relics of the three Wise Men. The bones are kept in a casket that is the most precious treasure in the cathedral and a masterpiece of medieval goldsmith’s art.

Domkloster 4, Cologne
NADA Restaurant Bar

NADA Restaurant Bar offers European cuisine in a modern and elegant setting. Expect sophisticated meat and fish dishes like veal fillet with pine nut crust or fried sashimi tuna fillet. Vegetarians might want to try the vegetable lasagna or the asparagus risotto. Don't forget to ask about the daily specials, prepared with the freshest ingredients available.

Clever Str. 32, Cologne

Limani means port in Greek, which is the perfect description for this Greek restaurant situated on the banks of the Rhine and offering a great view of the river. Here you can enjoy authentic Mediterranean dishes, like the "mezedes" assorted dishes, accompanied by a selection of German, Greek and other imported wines.

Agrippinawerft 6, Cologne

The Japanese brand Muji develops as an international manufacturer of stylish, functional and affordable quality products for all relevant areas of urban life. The unique product range includes household goods and office products, as well as clothing, travel accessories and stationery.

Minoritenstraße 1, Cologne
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On about 700 square meters the luxury branch of the Swedish brand H&M offers fashion for women to affordable prices. Besides fashion, the product range includes accessories such as bags, jewelry as well as beauty products.

Ehrenstraße 43, Cologne

Airport Cologne Bonn (CGN)

Cologne Bonn airport is 17 km southeast of the city centre. The journey to the city takes around 15 minutes by car or by train. The trains from and to the airport depart every twenty minutes during weekdays. On Saturdays and Sundays, the trains run every half an hour and the last train leaves at 23.11.

Kennedystraße, Cologne

Passport / Visa

Germany can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.